We pursue our national interests and project the UK as a force for good in the world. We promote the interests of British citizens, safeguard the UK’s security, defend our values, reduce poverty and tackle global challenges with our international partners.
Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP
Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State
Oral Answers to Questions is a regularly scheduled appearance where the Secretary of State and junior minister will answer at the Dispatch Box questions from backbench MPsOther Commons Chamber appearances can be:
Westminster Hall debates are performed in response to backbench MPs or e-petitions asking for a Minister to address a detailed issue
Written Statements are made when a current event is not sufficiently significant to require an Oral Statement, but the House is required to be informed.
|Sep. 08||Oral Questions||Oral Answers to Questions|
|Jun. 29||Urgent Questions||Xinjiang: Uyghurs|
|Mar. 12||Westminster Hall||Freedom of Religion or Belief|
|Sep. 09||Adjournment Debate||Detention of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang|
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office has not tabled any Bills during the current Session.
16 Sep 2020
|Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office||Sanctions (EU Exit) (Consequential Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation||Draft affirmative procedure|
|These Regulations amend the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida (United Nations Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/466), the Counter-Terrorism (International Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/573) and the Counter-Terrorism (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/577) (together, the “2019 Regulations”) to include in those Regulations a number of amendments to primary and secondary legislation, consequential on the coming into force of the 2019 Regulations.|
8 Sep 2020
|Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office||Sanctions (EU Exit) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No.3) Regulations 2020 Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation||Made negative procedure|
|These Regulations are made under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (c.13) (“the Sanctions Act”).|
|Current Signatures||Final Signatures||Title||Petition Deadline|
Impose Financial sanctions on the State of Myanmar (Burma).Gov Responded - 4 Oct 2017 Debated on - 16 Apr 2018
14 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 6 months ago
Impose harsh financial sanctions on the State of Myanmar due to the current ongoing ethnic cleansing being pursued by elements of its security forces.
Select Committees are a formally established cross-party group of backbench MPs tasked with holding a Government department to account.
At any time there will be number of ongoing investigations into the work of the Department, or issues which fall within the oversight of the Department. Witnesses can be summoned from within the Government and outside to assist in these inquiries, and the Select Committee will occasionally publish formal reports of their findings.
|Sep. 22||Commemoration of the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of the United Nations||News and Communications|
|Sep. 22||UN Human Rights Council 45: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Myanmar||News and Communications|
|Sep. 22||UK support to Bangladesh economy||News and Communications|
Written Questions are submitted by Members of Parliament and the House of Lords to receive information or updates from a Department.
Departments are required to respond in a timely fashion and provide a response or requested information. Written Questions can compel detailed and specific information to be produced, and are frequently used as the source of news stories about the work of a Department.
|1 Sep 2020, 5:59 p.m.||Israel: Sanctions||Dr Matthew Offord|
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it remains the Government's policy not to support the boycott of Israeli (a) goods and (b) services.
Answer (James Cleverly)
The British Government has made its position on boycotts/sanctions clear. We are firmly opposed to boycotts/sanctions against Israel. We believe that open and honest discussions, rather than supporting anti-Israeli boycotts, best supports our efforts to help progress in the peace process and achieve a negotiated solution.